Key elements of the agreement included the removal of tariffs, the removal of many non-tariff barriers, and it was one of the first trade agreements to deal with trade in services. It also included a dispute resolution mechanism for a fair and timely resolution of trade disputes. October 4 marks an important date in Canada-U.S. Trade relations. In 1987, the two countries approved the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA). Negotiations for a free trade agreement with the United States began in 1986. The two nations agreed on a landmark agreement that put Canada and the United States at the forefront of trade liberalization. In Canada, there are 18 customs treatments, all of which are represented by a code on the B3 customs coding form. Sixteen of the customs treatments will lower the tariff normally payable on imported goods, as a result of a free trade agreement or other preferential treatment granted by Canada to recipient countries. 1. There are three NAFTA customs treatments: the U.S. Tariff (UST), the Mexican Tariff (MT) and the Mexico-U.S.
Tariff (MUSS). CA-US Side Letter on Research and Development Expenditure . A. United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Text – Chapter 8. If products that are considered to be originating under NAFTA rules of origin are not eligible for usT or MT, MUST applies. In the event that products are eligible for the must, exporters or producers use JNT (for common production) in box 10 of the certificate of origin. If MUST is applied, the country in which the products were essentially manufactured must be declared as a country of origin. 02 The Most Favoured Nation (MFN) for all signatories to the World Trade Agreement (WTO) 03 General Duty Rate (GT) of 35% for countries 07 Commonwealth Caribbean Countries Tariff (CCCT) applicable to certain Caribbean countries 08 Leasted Developed Country Tariff (08 Leasted Developed Country Tariff) LDC) applicable to 49 least developed developing countries 09 General Preferential Rate (TPI) for developing countries 10 NAFTA United States Customs (UST) 11 NAFTA Mexico Customs (MT) 12 NAFTA Mexico-U.S. (MUST) 13 Canada-Israel Customs Agreement (CIAT) 14 Chile Tariff (CT) 21 Costa Rica Tariff (CRT) 22 Iceland Tariff (IT) 23 Norway Tariff (NT) 24 Swiss-Liechtenstein Tariff (SLT) 25 Peru Tariff (PT) 26 Colombia Tariff (COLT) 21. For more information on how NAFTA preferential tariff rates under NAFTA can be applied at the TPL level, see Memorandum D11-4-22, tariff preference levels. 19.
In chapters 52 to 55, cotton fabrics or synthetic or artificial fibres are woven and made from manufactured products, products obtained or manufactured outside the NAFTA area (excluding products weighing more than or greater than 36% wool or fine hair) and 58, 60 and 63 from yarns obtained or obtained outside the NAFTA area are not NAFTA origin regulations and are not considered to be original products. These products, which are produced from yarns spun in the NAFTA area, from fibers produced or obtained outside the NAFTA area, are also manufactured without being native. Although they are non-original products, if woven or knitted on the territory of a NAFTA country, they may be entitled to NAFTA customs treatment applicable to the country in which they were woven or knitted.